2013 Geospatial World Forum to Focus on Monetization

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Geospatial world forum logoHow can we monetize geospatial data and applications? The answer is not so obvious. For years, this topic was reserved to scientists who used geospatial data for research. Currently, the geospatial field is growing from a science and technological infrastructure into a full-fledged industry. The processing and interpreting of geographical information is becoming essential in a wide variety of domains that include environmental and climate science, military defense and socio-economic analysis.

The Geospatial World Forum is planned for May 13-16 at Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Forum’s theme is ‰ÛÏMonetising Geospatial Values & Practices.‰Û

The conference aims to enrich the geospatial ecosystem of geospatial technology providers, users, policymakers and academia with market intelligence, the latest technology knowledge, success stories and capacity building. A wide range of activities are planned in the form of plenary sessions, symposiums, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and exchange forums. These activities will cover topics relating to geospatial technologies, applications and policies. In addition, a trade-show exhibition has been organized for business networking.

Geospatial technologies have contributed to the world economy by empowering industries to make better decisions based on smart and intelligent geographic information. It is a widely recognized fact that almost 80 percent of information can be spatially referenced. A good understanding of this information has improved decision-making in the government and private sector.

A list of speakers and more information can be found on the conference website.